Assistant Director/ Clinical Director

University of Oregon Health Services,

University of Oregon Counseling Services
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jul 1st, '24


Application Review Begins July 17, 2024; position open until filled

Start Date:

anticipated September 2, 2024

Last Updated:

Mon, Jul 1st, '24


The Assistant Director/Clinical Director oversees the day-to-day operation of the clinical system, including triage and intake processes; same-day and scheduled appointments; short-term focused individual therapy; single-session and follow-up intervention; case management, case disposition, and waitlist management; and treatment planning and termination processes. The Assistant Director/Clinical Director coordinates the group therapy program or supervises a group therapy program coordinator. This position shares responsibility for the electronic mental health records system and for developing, implementing, and revising forms for clinical documentation.

This position participates as a member of the Counseling Services (CS) leadership team and University Health Services leadership team, works closely with the director to oversee operations of Counseling Services, and shares responsibility with the Director to support the mental health of the campus community. A key aspect of this position is assisting the director and other Counseling leadership teams with the ongoing process of University Health Services integration. The Assistant Director/Clinical Director represents Counseling Services to University Health Services and the broader University when the Director is unavailable by responding to issues of concern from the campus community and serving as the Counseling representative on university committees as appointed by the Director. This position has the authority to authorize time-sensitive expenditures and personnel documents in the absence of the Director. In collaboration with other department leadership, the Assistant Director/Clinical Director ensures that the department is fulfilling its responsibilities to provide high-quality and timely mental health programs and services, collaborating effectively with other University Health Services units and other University departments and staff members, engaging in program evaluation of its programs and services, and tracking and responding to utilization of services. This position frequently interfaces with the University Health Services medical and psychiatry staff.

The Assistant Director/Clinical Director collaborates with UHS administrative staff to develop and improve administrative systems related to clinical service delivery and other department activities. The Assistant Director/Clinical Director supervises the clinical responsibilities of all clinical staff and trainees; is usually the first and primary contact for clinical consultation with clinical staff and trainees; provides oversight regarding the waitlist for clinical services; ensures quality control regarding clinical services, case disposition, and waitlist management, and interfaces with the University community about CS clinical services. In the extended absence of the director, this position may make decisions regarding the release of confidential Counseling Services mental health information and maintain the security of all Counseling Services records. The Assistant Director/Clinical Director shares responsibility for coordinating CS quality control measures and program evaluation.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists. Employee loses eligibility for employment if on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) and/or System of Award Management (SAM). In addition, employees must follow Compliance with UHS policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements.


• Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or a master’s degree in counseling or social work (or directly related field) from an accredited university.
• Five years of post-licensure experience providing clinical services in a clinic, agency, or college counseling center.
• Licensed as a psychologist, social worker, or licensed professional counselor for at least five years.
• Eligible to be licensed in Oregon prior to starting employment.
• Two years’ experience providing supervision to professional clinical staff.
• Two years’ experience providing clinical consultation to professional staff.


Professional Competencies

• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a university counseling center leadership team and a university health services leadership team.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Strong multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize multiple activities and demands.
• Ability to contribute to the development of a multicultural organization and to effectively address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in an integrated health and counseling center.
• Experience providing data-driven decision-making and leadership in a college or other mental health setting.


Salary: $100,000 - $110,000 per year


To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:
• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position and fully articulates how you meet the minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications you may have.
• Current resume which includes dates of employment.

Applicants will also be asked to submit the name and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.